SAN FRANCISCO – April 3, 2014 – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, announced that Paul Melmon, who brings more than 20 years of innovative product development experience, has joined the company as senior vice president of Engineering. In this role, Melmon will lead the engineering organization at Engine Yard, as the company continues to build the best platform for companies to deploy, scale and monitor their applications in the public and private cloud.
“Engine Yard is redefining the way applications are deployed and managed in the cloud. As we continue to build the best platform for thousands of customers, it’s key to have extensive engineering talent and experience,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “With his strong leadership abilities and deep technical expertise, Paul will be a key player in driving our strategic engineering direction – delivering products that ensure the success of our customers and expand Engine Yard into new markets.”
Melmon has held technical leadership roles at high-growth startups and enterprise software companies. Most recently, he was entrepreneur in residence at Costanoa Venture Capital, an early stage investor in cloud-based services leveraging data and analytics. Prior to joining Costanoa, Melmon served as vice president of Engineering at NICE Systems and the company it acquired, Merced Systems. He also led engineering at Hyperic (acquired by SpringSource), and at Wily Technology Inc. (acquired by CA Technologies), where he helped create the application performance management product category. Earlier in his career, he was CIO of Pets.com and held engineering roles at HP, Sybase and Scopus Technology Inc. Melmon earned a Bachelor degree in Science and Math from the University of California, Davis.
“Engine Yard has a history of innovation, focusing on open source technologies and delivering a flexible, reliable and scalable platform that helps companies accelerate the benefits of deploying apps in the cloud,” said Melmon. “I look forward to building on that success and driving the company’s technical vision to address customers’ needs, including enterprises that are just starting their move to the cloud.”
About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading cloud application management platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage and monitor applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a broad and trusted application cloud and expert support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their infrastructure. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.
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